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Thread: FOR EVERYONE, experienced and non-experienced, What do you know about gold?

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  1. #31
    us
    Mar 2014
    Central Arizona
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    Gold is elusive. At least in the desert, gold knows no rules. Although most nuggets are found on bedrock, specimens could be anywhere. When I metal detect I start with the exposed bedrock. However as days go by and I spend more time in an area, I eventually scan everything including flow sand and embankments. I found a specimen recently 5 feet higher than the known high water mark from past floods in a wash that I have found no other indications of gold, fine or course, after multiple samplings by both metal detecting and cleaning crevices both in and out of the wash. Last year I found a specimen near the surface in loose fine powder flow sand high up on a bench. Right on the other side of the same creek I found 2 nuggets in some red hard pack and actually found a 3rd nugget in the same spot that somehow I missed the 1st time, with the same coil.

    Moral of the story is you must be persistent and diligent in your search for the elusive yellow metal. Dennis
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  2. #32
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    Jul 2011
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    Gold is a mystery as to how, why, and where it ends up. Gold does not discriminate. It can be found in abundance, but ussually not. It is not easy to find and there are no gaurantees. Many have tried and given up, but those who are persistant will win out. It is total freedom to be out looking and enjoying the time hunting. It is also found in some of the most pristine areas to be in which makes OK when we get skunked. To sit around a camp fire with friends at the end of the day talking about where to look tomorrow.
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  3. #33
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    Herby D

    May 2014
    So Cal via Tx
    Minelabs and Gold Bug 2
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Save yourself a lot of frustration and hard work..Buy a set of good Gold maps.. you will seldom find it where it's never been found before...

    Most important two letter word sentence.. "If it is to be, it is up to me"
    Old Alchemist.....

  4. #34
    us
    Dec 2013
    N. California
    Bazooka Prospector-Sniper-Supermini Thanks Todd & Chris, Goldhog Multisluice Thanks Doc, My Land Matters Thanks Claydiggins, 6 Senses
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    Prospecting
    If you got newbies in your neighborhood take a panload of the tailings. They leave plenty......
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  5. #35
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    **5th Gen

    Apr 2014
    Gold Country - California
    -Keene A52 - Fab2.5 Highbanker - GoldNSand Hand Dredge Garrett AT Pro - Bazooka Gold Trap 30" Prospector - Garrett Ace 250 - Blue Bowl Concentrator
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    732 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by goldenmojo View Post
    If you got newbies in your neighborhood take a panload of the tailings. They leave plenty......
    Haha, Agree!
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  6. #36

    May 2012
    nevada
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I know there is still a LOT of gold left(in calif). I spent thousands of hours digging and dredging in a one mile stretch of river. Had maybe ten partners over ten years - we got 40-50 ozs. But only thoroughly excavated 1/10th of that one mile stretch.

  7. #37
    us
    www.GoldDriller.Rocks

    May 2013
    Blairsville, Ga 30512
    MineLab Eureka Gold - 15" RockCrusher- PORTADRILLMINI Gold Driller Auger sampler Unit -Gold Lab Clean Gold Concentrator-5" Dredge-Keen A52 Sluice- BlueBowl Cons clean-up - Microwave Gold Kiln
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    Prospecting
    Gold in nature is not always 100% pure. Is mostly not pretty and shiny . Is often alloyed with other impurities. And most all of you guys throw away more precious metals than what you think you do.. TRY using a microscope more often on your CONS and SEE what you are really THROWING AWAY...
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  8. #38
    us
    Mar 2014
    Lincolnton North Carolina
    30" Bazooka Sniper, Drop Riffle sluice box. Various Gold Pans
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    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Sick4gold View Post
    I've learned that as random as a waterway seems there is actually method to the madness. Flat glass and steel/iron will usually form a straight line. Mark each piece and you will usually see your pay steaks or pretty close. I've learned gold will only be found if and when it wants to. Ive also learned that gold prospecting is the hardest work I've ever loved doing. I've learned that asking for advise and giving when possible is good for the soul. Mostly I've learned that I'll forever be a student of nature.
    Are you saying look for glass and steel in the waters you are prospecting?
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  9. #39
    us
    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
    Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer & Motherlode, Gold Cube with Banker on top, Bazooka Goldtrap sluices, Angus Mackirk Expedition, Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckwalk View Post
    Are you saying look for glass and steel in the waters you are prospecting?
    yes, and lead and garnet...

 

 
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